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St Maarten Sights, Shopping and Sand

Price: $94.00   Sale Price: $79.00   Save: $15.00
Likely To Sell Out
See parts of the island usually not seen by cruise guests on this island drive and beach tour with a twist.
4.5 Stars270 Reviews
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Scenic, Cultural, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: Beverages Included
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 4 Hours 30 Minutes

Half Day Cat Sail and Snorkel

Price: $79.00
On this half-day tour, which offers the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation, sail away on a catamaran as you explore the coast of St. Maarten.
5 Stars105 Reviews
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Scenic, cultural, water/beach
Food/Beverage: Snacks, Open bar
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 3 Hours 45 minutes

Rum and Reggae Beach Break

Price: $49.00
Enjoy authentic Reggae and adult beverages while lounging on the beach in Philipsburg. Come and go, plus shop in nearby Philipsburg on this relaxing St. Maarten tour.
4.5 Stars47 Reviews
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: Beverages Included
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 4 Hours

Two Countries, One Bike

Price: $93.00
Likely To Sell Out
Pedal through two countries in a day on this scenic island tour by bike for small groups between 4 - 10 guests.
4.5 Stars19 Reviews
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Scenic, Active
Food/Beverage: Not Included
Activity Level: Difficult
Excursion Duration: 4 Hours

Jeep Safari

Price: $85.00
Take a 4X4 Jeep to tropical vistas and Marigot boutiques. Swimming the pristine Mullet Bay Beach is the final relaxing destination on this St. Maarten tour.
5 Stars26 Reviews
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: None
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes

Caribbean Scents - Perfume Making

Price: $150.00
A taste of Provence in the Caribbean as you visit the French side of the island for perfume or cologne making.
5 Stars12 Reviews
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Cultural
Food/Beverage: Beverage
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 2 Hours 45 minutes

Personal Watercraft Ride and Snorkel at Creole Rock

Price: Starting at $145.00
Speed along the beautiful coastline of St. Maarten, in your own inflatable watercraft! The excitement continues, as you encounter colorful marine life, while snorkeling at Creole Rock in the La Reserve Naturelle de St. Martin marine park.
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: Beverage
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Kayak and Snorkel at Pelican Key

Price: $61.00
Combine kayaking and snorkeling in the crystal blue waters of St Maarten.
4.5 Stars14 Reviews
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Scenic, Active
Food/Beverage: Beverage Included
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

St Maarten Snorkeling Adventure

Price: $80.00
This half-day adventure offers sightseeing, snorkeling and swimming.
4.5 Stars12 Reviews
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Water / Beach
Food/Beverage: Snack, Beverage Included
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Discover Scuba

Price: $99.00
This is a quick and easy way to find out whether scuba is really something for you.
5 Stars10 Reviews
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Water / Beach
Food/Beverage: None
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 2 Hours

Snuba Experience

Price: $117.00
Snuba is form of surface-supplied diving that uses an underwater breathing system that blends together snorkeling and scuba diving, bridging the gap between the two. This perfect combination allows you to explore the underwater world of Sint Maarten where you will discover her beauty beneath the surface of warm, crystal-clear waters.
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Active, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: Beverage
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Exploration by Kayak

Price: $61.00
Explore Simpson Bay Lagoon on this easy kayak tour.
5 Stars6 Reviews
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Scenic, Active
Food/Beverage: Water
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 2 Hours 30 minutes

Biking Through Historical Philipsburg

Price: $61.00
Take a quick spin through St Maarten's small, but interesting capital city on a bike.
5 Stars1 Review
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Scenic, Active
Food/Beverage: Water
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Two Tank Certified Dive

Price: $139.00
Really explore the undersea world of St. Maarten on this two tank dive.
4.5 Stars2 Reviews
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Water / Beach
Food/Beverage: None
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Champagne Sunset Cruise

Price: $55.00
Hop aboard this champagne cruise with your significant other and watch the beautiful Caribbean sunset. An open bar is included.
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Scenic, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: Snack, Beverages Included
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 1 Hours 30 Minutes

Fun Day in a Scoot Coupe

Price: $315.00
Ditch the tour bus and get a great overview of the island during this wild scoot coupe riding tour of St. Maarten and St. Martin.
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Cultural, Scenic
Food/Beverage: Beverage Included
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Jet Ski Adventure

Price: $246.00
Likely To Sell Out
Calling all adventure junkies: Get your fix with this exciting beach jet ski adventure!
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: Beverage
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Rhum Distillery, Kimsha Beach and Lunch

Price: $99.00
Drop in on a local rum distillery for a sneak peek at the rum making process and join in on a tasting session. The rum continues as you feast on Caribbean BBQ at Kimsha Beach.
4.5 Stars6 Reviews
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Scenic, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: Lunch is included.
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 4 Hours

Rhum Distillery, Maho Beach and Lunch

Price: $98.00
Go behind the scenes of Topper's Rhum distillery to taste handcrafted rum and learn how it is prepared and processed on a St. Maarten rum tour. Your tour also includes a delicious Caribbean BBQ lunch and beach time at Maho Beach where the airplanes literally soar above your head!
5 Stars20 Reviews
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Scenic, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: Lunch is included.
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 6 Hours

Two Nations, Three Beaches

Price: $185.00
Skip the crowds and beach hop instead along St. Maarten's breathtaking coastline.
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: Beverage
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 4 Hours

Island Beauty and Birds

Price: $47.00
Watch nature come alive and immerse yourself in the beauty of this island with a visit a bird park.
5 Stars8 Reviews
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Cultural, Active, Scenic
Food/Beverage: Snack
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 2 Hours 30 minutes

Resort Beach Day

Price: $45.00
Sun, sand and snorkeling on the Dutch side of St Maarten.
4.5 Stars3 Reviews
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: None
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 2 Hours +

Caribbean Culture

Price: $162.00
Take a taste of the Caribbean culture while learning about the making of rum before experiencing one of the most exhilarating things ever.
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: Beverage
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 5 Hours 30 Minutes

Discover St. Maarten

Price: $95.00
This is the perfect introduction to the island where you can indulge in a cultural experience ripe with some of the best highlights and spectacular views in St. Maarten.
5 Stars1 Review
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Culture, Scenic, Shopping
Food/Beverage: Beverage
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 5 Hours

Grand Case Beach Getaway

Price: $49.00
Skip the crowded day tours when you opt to relax in paradise along the warm, sunny sands of Grand Case Beach.
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Scenic, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: None
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 4 Hours

Grand Island Speedboat and Snorkel

Price: $139.00
Have you ever imagined swimming with sea turtles? Do you want the chance to see seventy five percent of the island? Well, this is your opportunity!
5 Stars20 Reviews
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: Meal
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 6 Hours

Hike, Birds and Beach

Price: $130.00
Calling all nature lovers! Embark on a scenic hike, hand feed tropical parrots, and chill under the tropical sun at Great Bay Beach.
5 Stars2 Reviews
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Active, Snorkel, Scenic
Food/Beverage: Snack and Beverage
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 4 Hours

Island Tour by E-Bike

Price: $105.00
Hop on an electric bike for a memorable journey around the island as you ride along the rugged coastline, through a multicultural city center and more.
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Active, Scenic
Food/Beverage: Beverage
Activity Level: Difficult
Excursion Duration: 4 Hours

Island Vibes

Price: $130.00
This half day tour takes you snorkeling under Fort Amsterdam, watching jets fly over your head at Maho Beach, and dining on scrumptious fare at a local restaurant.
5 Stars1 Review
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Water/Beach, Cuisine, Scenic
Food/Beverage: Meal and Beverage
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 4 Hours 30 Minutes

Jet Blast Beach Day

Price: $65.00
If you're looking for an adrenaline rush of jet-blasting aircraft flying just a few feet overhead while enjoying a day at the beach, get it all in one go when you book this exciting adventure.
4.5 Stars3 Reviews
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Scenic, Beach
Food/Beverage: Beverage
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 4 Hours

Orient and Maho Beach Tour

Price: $46.00
Become a St. Maarten beach bum with this 2 beach adventure! Enjoy the beach toys and bars at Orient Beach, then experience jets flying over your head at Maho Beach.
5 Stars4 Reviews
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: Beverage
Activity Level: Easy
Excursion Duration: 4 Hours 30 Minutes

Philipsburg Walking Tour

Price: $49.00
Embrace the culture of St. Maarten from a local's perspective with this scenic walking tour of Philipsburg. Discover cultural hotspots and local shopping areas, including the local Museum, the Guavaberry Emporium, the Philipsburg Boardwalk and more when you book this guided tour.
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Cultural, Active
Food/Beverage: None
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Semi-Submarine Underwater Experience

Price: $39.00
Encounter St. Maarten's iconic shipwrecks, sea turtles, and more underwater sights via semi-submarine on this guided semi-submarine tour.
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Scenic, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: None
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 1 Hour

Sail to Nirvana

Price: $159.00
Sail away from reality on a sailing clipper along the French side of the island where you will have the opportunity to swing into the refreshing blue water of the Caribbean.
5 Stars12 Reviews
Excursion Size: Small
Excursion Type: Scenic, cultural, water/beach
Food/Beverage: Lunch, Open bar
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 5 Hours

Private Simpson Bay Bike to Marigot

Price: $93.00
Pedal from Simpson Bay to Marigot along a route less seen by cruise guests on this private tour for 4 - 10 guests.
5 Stars1 Review
Excursion Size: Standard
Excursion Type: Scenic, Active
Food/Beverage: None
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 3 Hours +

Private Two Islands Tour

Price: Starting at $31.00/person
Experience the charm and scenery of this island that is home to two countries and has been flying the flags of both Holland and France since 1648.
4.5 Stars17 Reviews
Excursion Size: Private
Excursion Type: Scenic, Cultural
Food/Beverage: Beverages Included
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Private Two Islands Tour and Beach Stop

Price: Starting at $35.00/person
Experience the charm and scenery of this island that is home to two countries and has been flying the flags of both Holland and France since 1648.
4.5 Stars12 Reviews
Excursion Size: Private
Excursion Type: Scenic, Cultural, Water/Beach
Food/Beverage: Beverages Included
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 4 Hours 45 minutes

Private Kunstenaars and Artistes

Price: Starting at $47.00/person
This half day tour takes you to visit several of the island's best known artists and offers insight into some of the Caribbean's numerous artistic styles.
5 Stars1 Review
Excursion Size: Private
Excursion Type: Scenic, cultural
Food/Beverage: None
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 3 Hours 30 minutes

Private Sailing Charter

Price: Starting at $161.00/person
Escape the crowds on the large catamarans, and sit back and let the crew do the work on this private 54 foot sailing charter that holds up to 37 guests.
5 Stars2 Reviews
Excursion Size: Private
Excursion Type: Scenic, cultural, water/beach
Food/Beverage: Lunch, Open bar
Activity Level: Moderate
Excursion Duration: 5 Hours

The 10 Best St. Maarten Excursions & Tours

10 Best St. Maarten Excursions & Tours

About 300 kilometers east of Puerto Rico in the northeast part of the Caribbean lies St. Maarten, a cruise community favorite. Often confused with its northern French counterpart, St. Martin or Saint Martin, St. Maarten is the Dutch side of the island. A constituency country that is considered part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, St. Maarten occupies the southern half of the island - it is known for its beaches, casinos, jewelry-making, Guavaberry drinks, and spectacular nightlife.

Sights to See

With its European influences (evident in the architectural style of its buildings), St. Maarten is just begging to be explored by land or sea via cruise ship. Our St. Maarten cruise excursions and island tours allow you to experience all the wonders of the Dutch part of the twin island, complete with water sports, hiking and biking, marine life, and quaint history in the capital of Philipsburg.

Our St. Maarten tours and excursions do not stop there, as many of our shore tours include traveling to the French-controlled portion of the island to experience both paradise destinations by visiting two countries in one day. This opportunity alone makes any St. Maarten shore excursion and trip incredibly fulfilling.

Thrill-Seeking Activities

St. Maarten offers a wide variety of heart-pumping things to do. If you're all in on water activities, then you have to enjoy a full day or more at Orient Bay, the beach on the French side of St. Martin that's the most popular and busiest beach in the Caribbean year-round. There you can do some scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, riding a banana boat, and so much more.

Beautiful Beaches

The beautiful island of St. Maarten is home to the best treasures the Caribbean has to offer. Boasting gorgeous white sand beaches to relax on, and vibrant reef beds to snorkel through, St. Maarten has a unique and intriguing culture to boot. This island, tightly nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is widely recognized as one of the top vacation destinations in the entire world!

Located on the North shore of the French side of St. Martin, Pinel Island is special to tourists and locals alike. It is surrounded by breathtaking clear blue waters that are ideal for water activities such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Not to mention it's also part of the French Marine Reserve and protected from development so future generations can enjoy its splendor. Pinel Island is a must-see if you're nearby.

Browse these excursions and other neighboring island tours offered by Shore Excursions Group. A thrilling trip full of jet boating, snorkeling, relaxing nights of wine tasting, sunset cruises, and easygoing sailing adventures await! Anything is possible in St. Maarten.

St. Maarten excursions to coastal beaches.